Racing News

G3 Winner Cordmaker Tops Friday Workers for Upcoming Stakes

7YO Gelding Defending Champion in $100,000 Richard Small Nov. 26
Apprentice Jeiron Barbosa Returns with Victory in First Mount Back
Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover Grows to $42,222 for Saturday Program

LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winners Cordmaker, Fille d’Esprit and Tappin Cat each tuned up for potential starts in Thanksgiving weekend stakes with five-furlong works Friday at Laurel Park.

Rainbow 6 Carryover at $36,421 for Return of Live Racing Friday

Fall Meet Leading Rider Jeiron Barbosa Busy in Return to Action

LAUREL, MD – Live racing returns to Laurel Park Friday featuring a 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover that has continued to grow over the past month and the return of its fall meet-leading rider, apprentice Jeiron Barbosa.

The Rainbow 6 has gone unsolved for 20 consecutive racing days dating back to Oct. 16, when it was hit for a $12,582.58 payout. The carryover stands at $36,421.01 following the last live program Nov. 13.

Whereshetoldmetogo Nominated to Defend Title in Bender Memorial

MM Distaff Winner Fillie d’Esprit Among Nominees to $75,000 Politely
Sprint Stakes for Maryland-Bred/Sired Horses Friday, Nov. 25 at Laurel
Ruiz Rides Sunday Hat Trick; Triple Carryovers for Monday’s Live Card

LAUREL, MD – Defending champion Whereshetoldmetogo, a 13-time career stakes winner, and graded-stakes winners Cordmaker and Double Crown top 24 horses nominated to the $75,000 Howard & Sondra Bender Memorial Friday, Nov. 25 at Laurel Park.

Hybrid Eclipse Gets Job Done in Thirty Eight Go Go

Recruiter Secures Win in $100,000 James F. Lewis III
Twice as Sweet Powers to $100,000 Smart Halo Victory

LAUREL, MD – The Elkstone Group’s Grade 2-placed Hybrid Eclipse, under a patient ride from Sheldon Russell, split horses in mid-stretch and went on to earn her second stakes win in Maryland this year in Saturday’s $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go at Laurel Park.

Leading Rider Jeiron Barbosa Returning to Action Next Weekend

3YO Filly Baby Man Takes Two-Race Win Streak into Stakes Debut

LAUREL, MD – Jeiron Barbosa, the leading rider at Laurel Park’s ongoing fall meet and a top contender for the Eclipse Award as champion apprentice, will return to action next weekend after escaping serious injury from a Nov. 8 fall at Parx.

Live Racing Returns Friday with $23,677 Rainbow 6 Carryover

9 Live Races, Food & Drink Specials on Military Appreciation Day
Maryland Stakes Winners Among Challengers in Claiming Crown Jewel
Nominations for Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Close Friday, Saturday

LAUREL, MD – A pair of allowance races, a five-figure jackpot carryover in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and a salute to military families highlight Friday’s return of live racing at Laurel Park.

‘Fit’ Honeyquist Staying Home for $100,000 James Lewis III

Unbeaten Bound by Destiny Tests Streak in $100,000 Smart Halo

LAUREL, MD – Honeyquist, a son and grandson of juvenile champions, will get a chance to further the family legacy when he faces stakes company for the second straight start in Saturday’s $100,000 James F. Lewis III at Laurel Park.

The 11th running of the Lewis for 2-year-olds and 26th edition of the $100,000 Smart Halo for 2-year-old fillies, both sprinting six furlongs, join the $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go for fillies and mares 3 and up on the 10-race program.

Malibu Beauty Chasing Fourth Stakes Win in Thirty Eight Go Go

Anchors Three Stakes Worth $300,000 in Purses Saturday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD – ZWP Stable, Inc. and Non Stop Stable’s Malibu Beauty, exiting a runner-up finish in the Maryland Million Distaff for a second straight year, goes up against the likes of graded-stakes placed Hybrid Eclipse and Beguine as she chases a fourth career stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go at Laurel Park.

Merryman Celebrates Caravel’s Breeders’ Cup Triumph

Maryland Native Bred 42-1 Upset Winner of G1 Turf Sprint
Laurel to Host First of Three Straight Live Monday Programs

LAUREL, MD – One year after congratulating her older sister, Laurel Park-based trainer Katy Voss, on breeding a Breeders’ Cup winner, Elizabeth Merryman got a turn on the receiving end.

G3 Winner Cordmaker Chasing $1 Million Mark in Friday Feature

7YO Fan Favorite Less than $11,000 Shy of Milestone After 36 Starts